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25 Feb 2015

Podcast: Athlone’s Highs and Lows; Emerald’s Rising Star; No Mo Messing from Farah

We got mad this week, really mad. But for the right reasons as our passion into dissecting the Athlone International, the national championships and the sport in general went into overdrive. We discuss Cathal Dennehy’s piece that went through the root and branch of the meet that soared as high

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18 Feb 2015

Podcast: Barshim set for Take off; Mo goes Mad; O Lionaird hunts history

There were plenty of talking points on this week’s podcast with Mo Farah and Andy Vernon grabbing centre stage with their Twitter spat. We look behind the feud and where it sparked and who came out on top if at all. Sara Treacy had the performance of her career when

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11 Feb 2015

Divine intervention in Ghent; Boston strikes the right balance

This week we look at our own Gerard O’Donnell’s breakthrough performance at the IFAM International Indoor athletics meeting where he went to number 3 on the Irish all-time 60m hurdles list – race video below. Gerard ran 7.73 seconds to take the win. His pb was 8.23 seconds going into

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04 Feb 2015

Podcast: Medley of delights for Armory Irish; AAI Games sets the standard

On this week’s podcast we take a look back at an action packed weekend which included the AAI Open Indoor Games, Ireland’s DMR record at the Armory, as well as lots of domestic road racing action.From the AAI Games we hear from stars of the day including European qualifiers Ciara

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Marcus Lawler and Zak Irwin going head-to-head in 2014. Photo: Kieran Carlin
28 Jan 2015

Podcast: Juniors make the jump; Fagan back on top, but questions remain; World Cross woes

This week, we pick out the stars from last weekend’s National junior and under-23 championships, and hear from some of the stars of the day such as Phil Healy and Karl Griffin. Back in the capital, Feidhlim Kelly was our man on the ground at the Raheny 5, and he

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Golden Girl: Olive Loughnane, who finished second to Kaniskina in 2009, is set to be upgraded to gold.
21 Jan 2015

Podcast: Golden Olive At Last, Hope For Heffernan, Russian Roulette Backfires

It was celebration time on this week’s podcast after we received news that Olive Loughnane is set to be awarded gold from the World Championships in Berlin in 2009 in the wake of a spate of doping busts in Russia. There was also major hope that Rob Heffernan may be

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14 Jan 2015

Podcast: Britton bounces back, Ritz Returns, but cross problems still unsolved

This week, we cast our eyes back to the freezing hills of Scotland, where the world’s best athletes gathered to run cross country. Cathal Dennehy caught up with many of them on his day trip to Edinburgh; Fionnuala Britton talks about her second-place finish and plans for the year. Bernard

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Fionnuala Britton taking victory in 2013 Edinburgh XC. Photo: european-athletics.org
07 Jan 2015

Chris Chooses Life; Edinburgh’s Great Expectations; Sonia’s Training Secrets; Podcast

It’s our first podcast of the New Year, and we ring it in by first discussing the inspirational tale of one Cork man who had the balls to follow his dream, all the way to the high hills of Ethiopia. As 2015 gets into full swing, the hottest action of

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23 Dec 2014

Podcast: Belated bronze for Rob; Heffernan has his say

For our final podcast of 2014, we talk to Rob Heffernan as he receives his belated European bronze medal from Barcelona 2010. Heffernan talks about losing out on medals due to dopers, gives his views on the Russian scandal, and explains why the Irish anti-doping system is one of the

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16 Dec 2014

Women bag bronze, but have Europeans given up?

It was all about the European Cross Country in Samokov this week, and we have news, views, reflections, results, opinions and analysis to offer in the post-mortem. We hear from Fionnuala Britton, who led the women’s team to bronze, after her sixth-place finish, and also the National Endurance Coach Chris

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